The 19th ILO American regional meeting begins in Panama

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  • Tue, 10/02/2018 - 19:00
  • EFE

Panama is hosting today the 19th American regional meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which will bring together about half a thousand participants to discuss the central issue "Preparing the future of work we want in the Americas through social dialogue".

It is the first time that a Central American country hosts this meeting, which takes place every four years and brings together representatives of governments, workers and employers from more than 35 countries of the continent.

"The 19th American Regional Meeting in Panama will mark a milestone in the history of the ILO and its Member States, as a preamble to the 100th anniversary of the International Labor Organization," said the Panamanian Minister of Labor, Luis Ernesto Carles.

The meeting, which will end next Friday, will address a series of issues related to the challenge of decent work in the continent, and especially in Latin America and the Caribbean.

It will also serve to assess progress and changes in the regional situation since the previous meeting, held four years ago in Peru. EFE

Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, speaks at a press conference today, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in the Panamanian capital. The problem of "income inequality" is generated "in the center of labor world"; it is not a tangential issue, and has to do with respect for minimum conditions, said today in Panama the director general of the ILO, Guy Ryder.

EFE / Bienvenido Velasco

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